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Illustrations for Books and Periodicals


The following works should be consulted:
Suriano, Gregory R., The Pre-Raphaelite Iluustrators (Oak Knoll Press/The British Library, 2000)
Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen, Christina Rossetti and Illustration (Ohio University Press, 2002)
Cooke, Simon, Illustrated Periodicals of the 1860s (PLA, BL & Oak Knoll, 2010)
Oakley, Maroussia, "'A monument to the genius of one man': Arthur Hughes and his illustrations for Good Words for the Young, 1868-1874" (in The IBIS Journal 4 [Guildford, 2011]), pp.62-113
Ives, Maura, Christina Rossetti: A Descriptive Bibliography (Oak Knoll Press, 2011)
Oakley, Maroussia de Courquetaine, "'A Spark of Genius': An Investigation into the Publishing Context of the Book and Periodical Illustrations of Arthur Hughes (1832-1915)" (unpublished dissertation, University of London, 2012).  In December 2016 this was expanded and enlarged, forming the basis for Oakley's The Book and Periodical Illustrations of Arthur Hughes, 'A Spark pf Genius' 1832-1915 (Middlesex & Delaware: Private Libraries Association & Oak Knoll Press, 2016).

B3A.
Illustration for Comus, The Mask (John Milton).  1856.
1.  THE WILL OF THE WISP (p.67).
Note: Although this design was originally intended for Willmott's Poets of the Nineteenth Century (1857; see the letter below B3's entry), it did not appear in print until 1858.  Had this fact been previously known, this entry would have been separated from B3 to form a new one (B4).  The design was later expanded and used for 123 (Jack O'Lantern).

B6.
Illustrations for Dealings with the Fairies (George MacDonald).
.14.  COULD HE BELIEVE HIS EYES? THERE LAY--NO WOLF--BUT WATHO!  1903.
Could He Believe His Eyes?PROV:  ...; thence to his son Bernard Powell MacDonald; thence to his grandson Peter MacDonald; thence to his widow Rosemary MacDonald; thence in 2006 to her son Christopher MacDonald.  Bought from a dealer by Private collector.


















B11.
Illustrations for Enoch Arden (Alfred Tennyson).
EXH: ...; Richmond 1998 (14--10, repr. p.33; 15--12, repr. p.33; 16--17).
LIT: Notes & Queries, 7 October 1865, p.300; ...
Thomas Woolner to Emily Tennyson, 9 October 1865 (Woolner, p.267):
    I hear from Arthur Hughes who told me he had been working hard at "Enoch Arden" and that Payne pressed him sharply as to time, but I advised him not to be pressed on any account so as to run any risk of doing the designs hastily, for art is a thing that will not admit of hasty and sudden freaks from publishers, however enterprising.
To W.M. Rossetti [16 December 1865] (MS: South African National Gallery):
Windsor Lodge
    You will very soon be seeing my wretched illustrations to Enoch in the book; and I have just now all the drawings on paper by me for a few days, and they are a little better than their smaller printed duplicates.

B15.
Illustrations for Tom Brown's School Days (Thomas Hughes).
Arthur Foord Hughes to William E. Preston, 1 January 1919 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
The Cottage, Pett, Sussex
    I shall be very keen to see the photograph of your picture & think I shall know at once whether painted by my late father.  We as children served our turns very often as models, & I have a lively recollection of half holidays being given up with my late cousin E.R. Hughes R.W.S. to sitting for the 1st [illustrated] edition of “Tom Brown’s Schooldays.”  My 3 sisters you may be sure did their part with a better grace.

B18.
Illustrations for 'At the Back of the North Wind' (George MacDonald, in Good Words for the Young).
14.  DELETE THIS ENTRY--SEE B45A.5 BELOW.
24.  THEY TOOK THE SHAPES OF THE WIND.
They Took the ShapesIndia ink on thin card, 85 x 62mm, unsigned.
PROV:  Commissioned by Alexander Strahan; possibly gifted to the George MacDonald family.  Anon sale, Lawrences of Bletchingley, 26 October 2011 (part of 1596), bought by Wright Antiques; bought from them in December 2011 by Private collector.














41.  DIAMOND BEGAN TO AMUSE HIM.
Diamond BeganIndia ink on thin card, 80 x 57mm (sight), unsigned.
PROV:  Commissioned by Alexander Strahan; possibly gifted to the George MacDonald family.  Anon sale, Lawrences of Bletchingley, 26 October 2011 (part of 1596, repr.); bought by Wright Antiques; bought from them in early 2012 by private collector.  With Battledore Ltd. by December 2013.  Anon sale, Sotheby's New York, 14 December 2016 (39 as Heart and Head Together[??!], repr.).













42.  DIAMOND TOOK THE BABY IN HIS LAP.
Diamond TookIndia ink on thin card, 90 x 65mm, signed l.l.: 'AH' (monogram).
PROV:  Commissioned by Alexander Strahan; possibly gifted to the George MacDonald family.  Anon sale, Lawrences of Bletchingley, 26 October 2011 (part of 1596, repr.), bought by Wright Antiques; bought from them in December 2011 by Private collector.













61.  HE WAS ENTRANCED WITH HER LOVELINESS.
He Was Entranced...India ink on thin card, signed l.l.: 'AH' (monogram).
PROV:  Commissioned by Alexander Strahan; possibly gifted to the George MacDonald family.  With Chris Beetles Ltd. in 2006.
















EXH: ...; Richmond 1998 (17--16; 18--47; 19--60, all three repr. p.35).
Alexander Strahan to Mrs. George MacDonald, 22 September 1870 (Oakley, "A Monument" p.71):
    Messrs Dalziel have just sent me the originals of all Mr. Hughes's drawings for North Wind.... I promised to give them to his Editorship, but now I think it would be a more graceful thing to give them to the Editor's daughters. They cost hundreds of pounds, and you must all value them accordingly.
Alexander Strahan to Lilia MacDonald, 30 December 1870 (Oakley, "A Monument" p.71):
    If [Bismark] had never allowed the wild and absurd and mad idea of besieging Paris to enter his cracked brain, you would have received ... Mr. Hughes's drawings today.... As it is you must now wait till the German hordes are driven home.... When that happy time comes I shall have much pleasure in sending you your fine specimens of English art.
Alexander Strahan to Mrs. George MacDonald, 13 December 1873 (Oakley, "A Monument" p.71):
    I don't forget that I owe [your daughters] Mr Arthur Hughes's original drawings for 'Back of the North Wind'.... This is a debt that will be discharged some day.

B22.
Illustrations for 'Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood' (George MacDonald).
29.  THE DYING LAIRD.
PROV: All were commissioned by Alexander Strahan; presumably gifted by him to the George MacDonald family.
29. ... William E. Fredeman; thence in July 1999 to his widow Mrs. Betty Fredeman; bought from her in April 2000 by Private collector.
Alexander Strahan to Mrs. George MacDonald, 22 September 1870 (Oakley, "A Monument" p.71):
    Messrs Dalziel have just sent me the originals of all Mr. Hughes's drawings for ... Ranald Bannerman.  I promised to give them to his Editorship, but now I think it would be a more graceful thing to give them to the Editor's daughters. They cost hundreds of pounds, and you must all value them accordingly.
Alexander Strahan to Lilia MacDonald, 30 December 1870 (Oakley, "A Monument" p.71):
    If [Bismark] had never allowed the wild and absurd and mad idea of besieging Paris to enter his cracked brain, you would have received ... Mr. Hughes's drawings today.... As it is you must now wait till the German hordes are driven home.... When that happy time comes I shall have much pleasure in sending you your fine specimens of English art.
Alexander Strahan to Mrs. George MacDonald, 13 December 1873 (Oakley, "A Monument" p.71):
    I don't forget that I owe [your daughters] Mr Arthur Hughes's original drawings for ... 'Ranald Bannerman'.... This is a debt that will be discharged some day.

B23.
Illustrations for The Window; or, the Songs of the Wrens (Alfred Tennyson).
To Susan Lushington, 20 February 1914 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    I have been making friends with Cadogan Cooper: he ... [has] one of my better pen and inks framed and hanging up!

B24.
Illustrations from 'Lilliput Revels' (Matthew Browne, in Good Words for the Young).
4.  BARBARA PETLAMB.
5.  THE PEDLAR'S DIAMOND.
8.  LITTLE KEEPER.
9.  HANDSOME IS AS HANDSOME DOES.
10.  KNIGHTLINESS.
PROV:  .... Anon. sale, Sotheby's, 27 June 2006 (part of 24, all repr. colour); bought for £4,200 (the Lot) by Maas Gallery; 4 was bought from them by Private collector.

B26A.
Illustrations for an unknown publication (possibly for a book connected with George Smith of Smith Elder & Co., London).  No later than 1870.
Probably pen & ink on thin cards.
1.  THE WOLVES.  Signed l.l.: 'AH' (monogram).
2.  BOY AT WATERFALL.  Signed l.r.: 'AH' (monogram).
3.  GIRL WITH A LANTERN.  Signed l.l.: 'AH' (monogram).
4.  SPECTRAL FIGURE WITH PLAGUE SCENE.  Signed l.l.: 'AH' (monogram).
5.  BOY AND GIRL WITH LANTERNS.  Signed: 'AH' (monogram).
6.  THE BOWER IN THE WOOD.  Signed l.l.: 'AH' (monogram).
The only known documentation for these drawings is in Volume XXVII (1870) of the Dalziel Archive, held by the British Museum's Dept. of Prints & Drawings.  The six designs have been identified by Maroussia Oakley in her "Arthur Hughes in the Dalziel Archive" (Print Quarterly XXVIII, 2011, I, pp.53-55), in which the proof wood engravings made from the drawings are reproduced.

B29.
Illustrations for 'Lilliput Lectures' (Matthew Browne, in Good Words for the Young).
4. TRADE.
PROV:  .... Anon. sale, Sotheby's, 27 June 2006 (part of 24, repr. colour); bought for £4,200 (the lot) by Maas Gallery.

B35.
Illustrations for 'King Arthur's Great Boar Hunt' (anonymous, in Good Words for the Young).
1.  KING ARTHUR'S BOAR HUNT.
PROV:  .... Anon. sale, Sotheby's, 27 June 2006 (part of 24, repr. colour); bought for £4,200 (the lot) by Maas Gallery; bought from them in June 2009 by Mike Titterington.

B36.
Illustrations for Sing-Song (Christina Rossetti).
LIT: ...; Academy, 23 December 1893, p.573; ...
41.  IF A PIG WORE A WIG.
43.  1 AND 1 ARE 2.
1 AND 1 ARE 2PROV:  ...; bought in 1937 from R.E.A. Wilson (inscription verso).  Thomas Agnew & Sons (label verso).  Mary Durnford; bequeathed in 2002 to her nephew Ed Ruck-Keene.















Photo courtesy of the owner.

117.  MOTHERLESS BABY AND BABYLESS MOTHER.
118.  CRIMSON CURTAINS ROUND MY MOTHER'S BED.
PROV:  ...; bought from him in April 1998 by Dr. Dennis T. Lanigan; gifted by him in 2011 to National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
EXH: ... A Dream of the Past, University of Toronto Art Centre, 8 April-22 September 2000 (32, repr. p.109).
LIT: ..., Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen, Christina Rossetti and Illustration (Ohio University Press, 2002), pp.97-126.
D.G. Rossetti to John Westland Marston, 21 November 1871 (MS: Bryn Mawr):
    My sister Christina is bringing out a little Nursery Rhyme book, of which the publisher will send you a copy....
    I should add as to my sister's little book that the drawings in it by Arthur Hughes are to my mind beyond all praise.
In Mackenzie Bell's copy of Sing-Song 1893 (UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]), Hughes wrote the following comments:
Below the frontis - 'Drawn on Holmwood Common, Surrey';
Lower margin of p.5 - 'Well -Sketched at Cookham Dene near Maidenhead';
Ditto p.8 - 'Cottage window -Holmwood Common';
Ditto p.9 - 'In old Farm Cottage, Holmwood';
Ditto p.10 - 'Rush basket made by children .Holmwood:';
Ditto p.23 - 'portrait of my wife & baby son- AH [monogram]';
Ditto p.25 - 'Holmwood common & Redlands woods (hill behind rainbow)';
Ditto p.38 - 'Pigeon Cote. at farm just off Holmwood Common,';
Ditto p.43 - 'Portrait of youngest daughter of AH [monogram]';
Ditto p.45 - 'Portrait of youngest son of AH [monogram]';
Ditto p.46 - 'Eldest daughter & youngest son . AH [monogram]';
Ditto p.48 - 'Sun Dial in an old garden at Maidstone.';
Ditto p.60 - 'Mouse I found on Holmwood Common AH [monogram]';
Ditto p.61 - 'Donkeys pigs geese etc, drawn on Holmwood common';
Ditto p.62 - 'Style & tree at Holmwood';
Ditto p.94 - 'Belfry sketched near Wimbledon .';
Ditto p.98 - 'Sketched near Holmwood /';
Ditto p.103 - 'Overlooking the Thames, on the road to Rochester near village called either "Stone" or "Chalk" but I forget which . they are both on that road.' (in the margin of the page proofs sent by Bell to Hughes for his comments, the latter corrects this to 'Stone just before coming to Green hithe');
Ditto p.105 - 'Mole found on Holmwood common.';
Ditto p.109 - 'Sketched at Docks.';
Ditto p.110 - 'Chair in cottage at Holmwood';
Ditto p.113 - 'This delighted DGR- very much - he spoke of the "silly happy sort of" expression of the man';
Ditto p.119 - 'Youngest daughter & son AH [monogram]';
Ditto p.127 - 'My bedroom window at Holmwood lodging. AH [monogram]'.
Bell used these annotations for his discussion of the drawings in his 1898 biography of Christina Rossetti (see pp.263-70).

B40.
Illustrations for 'Innocents' Island' (Matthew Browne, in Good Words for the Young).
20.  YOUNG LAZYBONES.
PROV:  .... Anon. sale, Sotheby's, 27 June 2006 (part of 24, repr. colour); bought for £4,200 (the Lot) by Maas Gallery; bought from them by Private collector.

B41.
Illustrations for 'The History of Gutta-Percha Willie'.
Alexander Strahan to George MacDonald, n.d. [c.1873] (Shaberman, Raphael B., George MacDonald: A Bibliographical Study [1990], pp.132-33):
P.S.  When speaking of money I forgot to mention the book "Gutta Percha Willie."  It stands this way:- I paid you £50 on account of it, and I paid for Mr. Hughes's illustrations £94.10/- (ninety guineas).  One half of the latter sum is charged against the magazine, and the other against the book....

B44.
Illustration for 'My Daughter' (in Good Things for the Young of all Ages, January 1873).  1872.
5.  MY DAUGHTER (GEORGE AND THE DRAGON).  Pen & ink on card, 16.5 x 11cm, 6½ x 4¼ in.  Signed l.r.: 'AH' (monogram); inscribed in pencil (in another hand?): 'Good line block' and 'Please keep this drawing clean'.
5A.  MY DAUGHTER (sketch).  c.1900.  Pencil on paper, 17.5 x 11.5cm, 7 x 4½ in.  Unsigned; inscribed l.c.: 'My Daughter'.
PROV:  .... 5 was with Dr. Greville Matheson MacDonald; thence to his son Bernard Powell MacDonald; thence to his grandson Peter MacDonald; thence to his widow Rosemary MacDonald; gifted by her to Scottish National Portrait Gallery5A was with Peter Austin Daniel by c.1900; anon. sale, Sotheby King & Chasemore, Pulborough, 23 July 1980 (part of 1431), bought for £11.15 by private collector; bought from him in August 1992 by private collector; acquired from him in December 2000 by David Ross; gifted by him in August 2002 to Yale Center for British Art, New Haven.

B44A.
Titlepage illustration for Rambles by Patricius Walker (William Allingham).  c. late-1872.
?Pen & ink.
1.  QUEEN'S BOWER (circular).
The design was later used (c.1875) for Jacques and the Stag (140).

B45A.
Illustrations for "The London Mixture" (various, in Good Things for the Young December 1872 Christmas Issue).
1.  THE FAIRY AND THE SLEEPING CHILD (p.1).
2.  SHEPHERDS WITH THE ANGEL (Initial "I") (p.1).
3.  BARBARA VISITS MR. MILES (p.2).
4.  LONDON MIXTURE (p.3).
5.  BARBARA'S FAIRY STORY BOOK (p.4).
6.  THE BEADLE AND THE VAGABONDS (p.8).
7.  MATCHES AND THE FLOWERS (p.10).
8.  THE THREE ORANGES (p.22).
9.  RIZADEEN AND THE PRINCESS (p.32).
PROV:  1 was gifted by Dr. Herman T. Radin on 20 August 1937 to New York Public Library (MEKV).  5 was gifted by A.E. Anderson in 1916 to Victoria & Albert Museum (E.420-1916).
LIT:  Reid 91; Douglass 1960, p.530 (B45A.1, repr.); Fredeman p.287 (under 93.37); Goldman 1996 p.285; Maroussia Oakley, "'The little woodcuts for Strahan keep turning up and must be done': Arthur Hughes's Illustrations for Alexander Strahan's Periodical Good Words for the Young," (in The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies NS 19, Spring 2010), pp.18-19, 21, 22 (B45A.1 repr. p.29, B45A.6 repr. p.30).
Thanks to Maroussia Oakley's article in JPRS (see above), these designs have at long last been identified.

B46.
Titlepage illustrations for The Works of Miss Thackeray (Anne, Lady Ritchie).
5.  BLUEBEARD'S KEYS.
6.  THE STORY OF ELIZABETH.
8.  MISS ANGEL AND FULHAM LAWN.
PROV: .... 5 was in an anon. sale, Sotheby's, 31 October 1997 (repr.).  6 and 8 were in an anon. sale, Sotheby's, 27 June 2006 (part of 24, repr. colour); bought for £4,200 (the Lot) by Maas Gallery; 8 was bought from them by Private collector, and 6 was bought from them in March 2012 by Private collector.
9. and 10.  DELETE THESE TWO ENTRIES (it has now been determined that they are not by Arthur Hughes).

B48.
Illustrations for Speaking Likenesses (Christina Rossetti).
LIT: Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Christina Rossetti and Illustration (Ohio University Press, 2002), pp.126-39.
To Lucy Madox Rossetti, 24 May 1874 (MS: Angeli/Dennis Papers, UBC):
Finborough Road
    Will you thank Miss Christina Rossetti for me for suggesting me to illustrate her little book called 'No where' which I am to do, and am expecting in printed slips every day.

B50.  DELETE THIS ENTRY--SEE B45A.1 ABOVE.

B53.
Illustrations for "The Life of the Virgin" (Julian Moore).
11.  THE VIRGIN AND CHILD.
PROV: .... Anon. sale, Lawrences Auctioneers, Crewkerne, 8 July 2011 (1390, repr.), sold for £1,800.

B55.
Illustrations for 'Graih My Chree (A Manx Ballad)' and 'Good-Night' (Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine and Frederick Greenwood, in London Home, March-April 1895).
.8.  THE SITTING  1895.
The SittingPen & India ink with brown wash on paper.  Signed l.l.: 'AH' (monogram).  Inscribed in another hand to backing paper: 'Book illustration / Signed monogram. / Arthur Hughes 1832-1915 / from The Gardiner Collection.'
PROV: Gardiner Collection.  Private collection by 2013.
To Alice Boyd, 4 February 1895 (Roberts & Wildman, p.274):
Kew Green
.... [I] have done 5 really rather more than they asked for, or can afford to pay for.










B57.
Illustrations for Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (William Holman Hunt).
3.  HALT AT THE WELL.
Pen & ink on "Ordinary Pasteboard Faced with Fine 72lb. Paper" (stamped verso)....
PROV: .... Anon. sale, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 20 January 2011 (part of 338, repr.); bought for £202.24 (the lot) by Private collector.

B59.
Illustrations for 'The Bright Midnight' (Rev. R.L. Gales, in Vineyard, December 1910).
1.  ANGELS O'ER THE REALMS OF GLORY.
PROV: .... Anon. sales, Sotheby's, 5 November 1997 (200, repr. p.104), unsold, and 11 November 1998 (298, repr.); sold for £1,150.
4.  DECORATIONS FOR 'THE SHEPHERD'S GIFTS'.
PROV: Gifted in January 1913 to Rupert Potter.
To Susan Lushington, 12 January [1913] (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    I sent one of the little designs I made for the "Vineyard," [that] they print now as "Greetings,"* to Mr Rupert Potter.
    * This design was reprinted and issued as a Christmas card in 1912.


B60.
Illustrations for The Magic Crook or the Stolen Baby: A Fairy Story (Greville MacDonald).
Pen & ink on 31 sheets of cardboard, various sizes.  All signed: 'AH' (monogram).
PROV: The 57 drawings were purchased in 1967 by The Macy Company Collection, HRHRC, University of Texas, Austin (76.109.1-31).

B61.
Illustrations for Trystie's Quest: or Kit King of the Pigwidgeons (Greville MacDonald).
PROV: .... Ellery Yale Wood; thence in 2014 to her estate.
EXH: Olympia, 1912-13.
To Susan Lushington, 11 April 1912 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    I am sometimes grumbling dreadful over my drawings, and now and again getting crumbs of joy out of the inventing them; but they go most dreadfully slowly, but do go on thank goodness.
To Susan Lushington, 15 April 1912 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    I am bearing up with my Fairies and Goblins and Pigwidgeons, with a Leprachaun thrown in; and ransack an empty brain for pleasantries for the first, and unpleasantries for a second, and ugliness for a third, and tendernesses for the last.  And altogether it is endurable and sometimes gives me pleasure when I can see my way and get along.  Today I have been at S-Kensington searching for material.
To Susan Lushington, 28 April 1912 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    Thanks too for fixing a date to look forward to.  I almost am glad it is not earlier, for the time flies with the drawings I am hoping to quite finish and be free from by then, but not much before....
    Dr. Greville MacDonald has just been here to see the drawings, and can't say enough in their praise; he has always had a weak spot in his heart for my work.  I suppose there must be people who do not like it, but I don't meet them.  I only know the weak minded I think!
To Susan Lushington, 25 July 1912 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    Greville MacDonald, now, after the Eleventh hour, wishes to leave out one of his best chapters, and has written a very worst to replace it and wanted me to do two more pictures; and I have declined and am now reasoning with him by Post and telegram.  I hope he will see the error of his ways.
To Susan Lushington, 12 January [1913] (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    I did not properly describe Greville's screen [in an exhibition at Olympia].  I do not think he was to show my things by Magic lantern, only hanging on a temporary wall.  I saw them so, but did not attend the lecture.

B62.

Illustrations for Jack and Jill (Greville MacDonald).
2.  'JACK & JILL' DESIGN (front cover).
12.  GENERAL LEPRECHAUN.
PROV: 2 and 12 were with Alan B. Gateley; consigned by his executors to Rosebery's West Norwood, 8 June 2010 (836, repr.), unsold, and 5 October 2010 (503, repr.), sold for £752.  12 was with Ian Hodgkins & Co. Ltd. by early 2013 (Catalogue 135, #124, £1,100); consigned by them to Forum Auctions, 24 August 2017 (13, repr.).
To Susan Lushington, 25 December 1912 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    Greville actually suggests that I do another book for him!
To Susan Lushington, 25 February 1913 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    Greville, who seemed to have decided not to do another book, now has determined to do the third one and sent me the first four chapters to start on; and they are very good as I always find his beginnings are.  And I mean to remonstrate if he loses my esteem as he goes on, though my former objections availed little I must admit.
To Susan Lushington, 9 March 1913 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    I am very lucky to be able to amuse myself designing the new book illustrations.  And I have about settled how to do all the copy I have yet received so far, and with Godfrey's help am making beginnings of them all.
To Susan Lushington, [21 March] 1913 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    Greville makes me happy by giving me some new script--a Dragon, & a Witch! and some Trolls!  So I feel quite at home.
To Susan Lushington, 15 April 1913 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    I have just been vegetating cheerfully over MacDonald drawings, and yesterday he came and saw them so far with great delight I think; but I do so wish the story were less hastily put together.
To Susan Lushington, 17 April 1913 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    I have just come to a point of great trouble in the illustrations for Greville's Story.  I am about the middle of it, and have received so far three quarters of the manuscript, and am about the crucial difficulty of devising the pictures as a whole to bring out and make the best I can of Greville's story.  Some people will read it only by its pictures, with the text for a soft background to them (these are the idle people who will say they are too busy); and I think I must be rather like a person setting out a concert, for I am trying to make out the best thread that I can out of a considerable jumble.  And then those larger subjects and incidents that will show and bring out the passage of it, with the variety wanted in them as they appear, and the need for beautiful and happy ones to overnumber and balance the necessarily serious and not to say dismal and grim ones.  This you may conceive means anxiety more or less; and Time is on the Wing and writers and publishers have no idea of how much of it is necessary to the artist that he may give them the best he can.
To Susan Lushington, [12 May] 1913 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    I have been busy with my illustrations as you guessed; and I gave Greville twelve finished ones the Sunday after my visit to you, and he did not know how to praise them enough.  And he took them to a new Publisher for bringing out, and he also echoed Greville's opinion; and now I am grinding along with the later ones and have not yet received quite the whole of the Story.
To Susan Lushington, 14 June 1913 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    I shall not be able I fear to complete my drawings by then, with a rather difficult picture in colour added for frontispiece.  Greville thinks them better than the former books I did for him, and I greatly wish them to be, for his sake and my own.  And most likely this will be my last, and I would like it to be the best I can do....
    I have been working hard (for me) and with help too; but "Art is long."
To Susan Lushington, 20 June 1913 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    My drawings go on and will I think until the arrival of [Mrs. Bolus].  But I am happy to see my way through the trouble of the coloured frontispiece, and am hopeful altogether about them.
To Susan Lushington, 30 June 1913 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    The drawings are still tailing off; but hope to be quite done before [July 7th].
To Susan Lushington, 25 November 1913 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    Greville MacDonald ... wants a new cover done for "Jack & Jill"!  But it is all nearly through now.

B64.  DELETE THIS ENTRY (there is now some doubt as to whether this is by Arthur Hughes).

B65.  DELETE THIS ENTRY (the design has now been identified).

B66A.
TITLE UNKNOWN (study).  c.1900.
Title Unknown (c.1900)Pencil on card, 25.5 x 18cm, 10 x 7in.  Signed l.l.: 'AH' (monogram).
PROV: Private collector; bought from him on 29 July 2005 for £348 by Scott Thomas Buckle.



















B68.
UNSEEN.  Mid-1860s to mid-1870s.
    This drawing was reproduced as one of the plates in Geoffrey Holme (ed.), Drawings In Pen & Pencil From Durer's Day To Ours (The Studio, 1922).  The search continues for the title of the publication for which the drawing was executed.


Appendix A: Excerpts from Letters with Multiple References

Letter 12A
To Ford Madox Brown [c. mid-August 1882] (MS: South African National Gallery)
Wandle Bank
    I have all last year's pictures [156, 171, 172, 178] and this [177, 179, 180, 181, 182] unsold.  I have sent three [100.3, 172, 186] to Manchester, so do take a look at the Exh'n like a dear old boy.  The Royal Institution is the name of the place.  I send them to the Academy and Grosvenor both each year and they are fairly well hung and very cheap, and never comes any application (and nobody gives me any woodcuts to do these 7 years past)....
    I occasionally meditate doing watercolour a little; and that reminds me, I could finish the study of a blown wood [169] I lent you some day, so if you have done with it, will you send it somehow?

Letter 25A
To Susan Lushington, 13 December 1912 (MS: UBC [RBSC-ARC-1709]):
Kew Green
    It is so nice to read that you wish I "could have seen with you all the stars reflected in the pond,"... and I could wish it too, and then wish to paint them perhaps.  But do I not remember painting a small picture that I called "The Bath of the Star" [371], where through a few thin willowy trees you saw one star in water; and did not your friend Mr Somerset Beaumont buy it and two or three others [350, 358, 373, 382, 388, 389] at my Exhtn at the Fine Art Socty?



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